METRA Commuter Rail System

Customer: METRA Commuter Rail System

Industry:Local Government / Transportation

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Size: 11 Rail Lines serving 100+ Communities / 241 Stations in Six-County Region

As part of a regional transportation network, Metra provides safe, reliable, efficient commuter rail service that enhances the economic and environmental health of Northeast Illinois.

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Advancing Safety for Transportation: Preserving Life and Property at Over 200 Commuter Rail Stations Across Northeast Illinois

Inspection Support



In public and behind the scenes, the transportation industry faces a world of life-safety challenges every day. In addition to the fundamental concerns of protecting physical property and assets from fire, there are also environmental dangers, life safety code compliance challenges, physical security of employees and travelers and more that require the expertise and experience of a holistic, single-source provider. That’s why METRA chose SimplexGrinnell. SimplexGrinnell offers customized fire protection, life safety and security solutions for every area of transportation, including aviation, rail, port and piers, tunnels, highways, bridges and more.


SimplexGrinnell and CSC Technology Services were successfully awarded a three-year engagement with METRA Commuter Rail System (METRA) to provide maintenance and support for all fire alarm and support systems owned and operated by METRA.

Together, SimplexGrinnell and CSC jointly deliver services to ensure all fire protection systems are properly serviced. SimplexGrinnell provides 24×7 service to all METRA systems and responds to emergency calls. CSC Life Safety Professionals, along with SimplexGrinnell Technicians, perform onsite System Testing, Inspections and Break/Fix Repairs.


METRA employees, travelers and properties are assured an environmentally safe and reliable fire protection system that helps improve efficiency and situational awareness while reducing risk. SimplexGrinnell and CSC want to help customers develop and implement cost-effective, protection strategies that meets organizational needs and objectives.